Sunday, April 03, 2005
Rounding up amphibians... unintentionally!
University of Pittsburgh Professor Rick Relyea found that Roundup® caused a 70
percent decline in amphibian biodiversity and an 86 percent decline in the total
mass of tadpoles. Leopard frog tadpoles and gray tree frog tadpoles were
completely eliminated and wood frog tadpoles and toad tadpoles were nearly
eliminated. One species of frog, spring peepers, was unaffected.
Source: Biology News Blog
FYI: For info. about the ill effects of pesticides: http://www.pesticideinfo.org